The Trump administration's decision to include Indians into the Global Entry programme that expedites entry of visitors at the airports and other ports of entry further deepens the bilatertal ties to the Indo-AsiaPacific region, a top American Senator has said.
As the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted normal monsoon this year, the government is targeting yet another bumper foodgrain and horticulture production in the new crop year 2017-18 (July-June).
Online retailing major Flipkart is believed to have sent a revised offer of USD 900-950 million to buy smaller rival, Snapdeal, according to sources.
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the central government to take a “considered” and “well-informed” view before taking a policy decision on the commercial release of genetically-modified (GM) mustard crop, saying the effects of such a move would be “irreversible”.
The government has put its plans to create a large integrated public sector ‘oil major’ in full gear.
The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed Essar Steel’s petition against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directing lenders to initiate bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings against the beleaguered company.
The euphoria around cigarette companies’ stocks is set to die down. The GST Council on Monday increased compensation cess on cigarettes to take away the ‘windfall’ gains made by manufacturers of the sin item.
Chitra Ramkrishna (in pic), whose tenure as NSE CEO was ridden with controversies, took home a salary of Rs 23 crore for the last eight months of her stewardship. This is three-fold more than Rs 7.87 crore she had earned during the entire 2015-16. According to the NSE annual report, Rs 23 crore included variable pay, leave encashment, leave travel allowance, medical allowance and gratuity. This “excludes 50 per cent of the variable pay of Rs 1.58 crore to be paid on deferred basis after three years.”
Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu (in pic) will be the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) vice-presidential candidate, the party announced on Monday.
A BJP parliamentary board met in New Delhi on Monday evening and decided to field the veteran leader against opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi for the post of vice-president.
Members of both houses of Parliament will vote on August 5 to elect the new vice-president of India.
A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report titled ‘India Economic Watch’ points to key aspects of the current economic scenario to advocate a rate cut by the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee